The 2022 Gateway Outdoor Expo has been announced for Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, at America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis. The event will showcase new outdoor gear, services, and resources as well as interactive demos and attractions — all in a festive, family-friendly environment.
The expo was rescheduled in 2020 and 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Big news for 2022 is that entrance to the Expo will be free to the public, making it more welcoming and
accessible than ever before.
In addition, the Expo has partnered with GO! St. Louis to be the official packet pickup location for the 2022 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend. This means all GO! St. Louis marathoners, half marathoners, 10k runners, and marathon relay teams will visit the expo to get their required race materials. The races are scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, in downtown St. Louis.
“We are incredibly excited to partner with the Gateway Outdoor Expo to provide GO! St. Louis Marathon Weekend participants with an even better, more interactive expo experience,” said Mona Vespa, president of GO! St. Louis. “The Gateway Outdoor Expo brings together the best products and organizations in the outdoor community, and we are proud to bring St. Louis’ largest running event into that equation.”
This is the first time the Gateway Outdoor Expo will be held at America’s Center, a move that will allow more space for exhibits and attendees.
“Relocating to America’s Center gives us the chance to feature additional vendors and activities to inspire people to get outside and have meaningful experiences and adventures,” said Brad Kovach, expo director and editor/publisher of Terrain Magazine. “The Gateway Outdoor Expo will allow attendees to interact with leading outdoor brands, retailers, organizations, and destinations in the outdoor space.”
With more than 200 exhibit booths and 10,000 attendees expected at this two-day event, the Gateway Outdoor Expo is the premier consumer show and cultural gathering for the regional outdoor community. Terrain Magazine, a nonprofit organization and the producer of the expo, is committed to creating opportunities through which all St. Louisans can learn about outdoor recreation in the region and beyond.
More information is available at gatewayoutdoorexpo.com.